Few days ago, some Honolulu residents were greeted with a strange site. A large coconut crab was crossing the street. Most people stopped to watch the odd and rare creature. Maybe they were curious: the coconut crab is not native to hawaii. Maybe they were a bit apprehensive: this particular crab was about 16 inches long and they can potentially grow to be three feet tall.
“They’re strong enough to rip through coconut husks; they’re able to crack open a coconut,” reports Hawaii Department of Agriculture official Trenton Yasui,” and the’re pretty dangerous, so if it got out in the open, it’d be very dangerous fro small children and small animals.”